The cheapest times to fly from LEX to CTS are

  • January 15th to June 24th (except the weeks of April 16th and April 30th)
  • October 29th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from LEX to CTS is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $2562 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $1432 for Thursday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Sapporo

Flying from Lexington, KY (LEX) to Sapporo (CTS) will usually cost between $1468 to $1876 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $1499. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $2035. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $536 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1579 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LEX to CTS flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LEX to CTS route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

LEX to CTS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LEX to CTS flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Lexington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CTS, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into LEX. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $187 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1534. Return trip prices are from the CTS to LEX flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from LEX to CTS can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 2 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LEX to CTS

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from LEX to CTS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Las Vegas, NV (LEX > LAS > CTS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1190
  • Average savings: $390 (24.67%)

See LEX to LAS flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (LEX > LAX > CTS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1191
  • Average savings: $388 (24.57%)

See LEX to LAX flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (LEX > JFK > CTS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1241
  • Average savings: $338 (21.41%)

See LEX to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LEX to CTS? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, ANA, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, JAL, Korean Air, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from New Chitose Airport to Blue Grass Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6142 miles or 9885 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LEX to CTS?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LEX to CTS flight is about 12 hour 2 minutes.

How many flights go between Lexington, KY and Sapporo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from LEX to CTS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LEX
Origination airport name Blue Grass Airport
City Lexington, KY
Country the United States
Latitude 38
Longitude -84.6

Return Airport

Destination code CTS
Destination airport name New Chitose Airport
City Sapporo
Country Japan
Latitude 42.8
Longitude 141.7


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